by cinemavis | created - 17 Apr 2011 | updated - 10 Sep 2016 | Public

1. Conrad L. Hall

Cinematographer | Road to Perdition

Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV ...

2. Robert Surtees

Cinematographer | Ben-Hur

Robert L. Surtees began his working life as a portrait photographer and retoucher, before becoming camera assistant at Universal in 1927. He spent a lengthy apprenticeship (15 years) working under such experienced cinematographers as Hal Mohr, Joseph Ruttenberg and Gregg Toland. Between 1929 and ...

3. Aldo Tonti

Cinematographer | The Savage Innocents

Aldo Tonti was born on March 2, 1910 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for The Savage Innocents (1960), The Nights of Cabiria (1957) and Vacanze d'inverno (1959). He died on July 7, 1988 in Rome.

4. Tamás Somló

Writer | A halhatatlan légiós

Tamás Somló was born on March 21, 1929 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a cinematographer and writer, known for A halhatatlan légiós (1971), Felfedezem Komárom megyét (1983) and Gondolkodó gépek (1961). He died on December 19, 1993 in Budapest.

5. Bedrich Batka

Cinematographer | Znamení raka

Legendary cinematography instructor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

6. Burnett Guffey

Cinematographer | Bonnie and Clyde

Entering films in 1923 as an assistant cameraman, Burnett Guffey was picked by John Ford to handle second-unit photography on The Iron Horse (1924). After that film, however, Guffey returned to his assistant cameraman position, a job he held until 1928, when he became a camera operator. In that ...

7. Douglas Slocombe

Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark

London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...

8. Kurt Weber

Cinematographer | Morderca zostawia slad

Kurt Weber was born on May 24, 1928 in Cieszyn, Slaskie, Poland. He is known for his work on Morderca zostawia slad (1967), Wraki (1957) and Wiano (1964). He died on June 4, 2015 in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

9. Tomislav Pinter

Cinematographer | Kontakt

Tomislav Pinter was born on June 16, 1926 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He is known for his work on Kontakt (2005), No Man's Land (2001) and Carmen (1995). He died on August 15, 2008 in Zagreb, Croatia.


10. Nicolas Roeg

Director | Don't Look Now

When he made his directorial debut in 1970, Nicolas Roeg was already a 23-year veteran of the British film industry, starting out in 1947 as an editing apprentice and working his way up to cinematographer twelve years later. He first came to attention as part of the second unit on David Lean's ...

11. Jerzy Wójcik

Writer | Wrota Europy

He had a son, Tomasz (born June 6, 1963), with his wife, Magda.

12. Miroslav Ondrícek

Cinematographer | Amadeus

Miroslav Ondrícek was born on November 4, 1934 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is known for his work on Amadeus (1984), Hair (1979) and A League of Their Own (1992). He was married to Eva. He died on March 28, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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